■ T L-inTI LITTLETON BUSINESS COLLEGE LITTLETON, N. C. 1906 Digitized by the Internet Archive in 2013 http://archive.org/details/announcementsfor1906litt REV. J. M. RHODES. ANNOUNCEMENTS FOR 1906-1907 OF TKe Littleton Business College LITTLETON, N. C. PRKSSES OV EDWAUDH & BROUGHTON, RALBIGH, N. C. 1906 Contents. Page. Calendar 3 Our Trustees 4 Faculty 5 Our Purpose 6 Woman's Sphere 7 Our Location 7 The School's Relation to Littleton College 8 An Ex plana tion 8 Our Course of Study 9 Commercial Course 9 Shorthand Department 10 Charges per Month 12 Our Regulations 12 Deportm ent 13 Industrial Department. 14 Uniform 14 General Instructions 15 Schedule of W ork 17 Calendar The Annual Session will begin on Wednesday, Sep- tember 12, 1906, and will be divided into four quarters of twelve weeks each. Pupils may enter at the begin- ning of any one of these quarters. Write to us for further particulars as to this. Our Trustees Ex-Governor C. B. Aycock, President. E. A. Thorne, Vice-President. W. E. Spruill, Secretary. WiivUS Alston, Sr. R. C. Bkaman. G. D. Best. Z. W. Evans. Gov. R. B. Glenn. W. S. Hester. W. H. P. Jenkins. Eugene Johnston. J. M. Rhodes. W. S. Rone. E. A. Yates. representing alumnae association : Mrs. Mamie Jenkins Clay. Miss Mollie S. Taylor. Miss Mary L. Wyche. Faculty J. M. RHODES, Pre:sident, Commercial Lazv and Business Ethics. Mrs. LIDA H. RHODES, Lady Principal, In the Place of Mother to Our Pupils. ROSA LEE TERRILL, Bookkeeping, Stenography and Typezvriting. Stenography and Typewriting. SALLIE POTTER BETTS, Business English. MOLLIE STEPHENSON TAYLOR, Bfisiness Arithmetic. BLANCHE ELEANOR FLEETWOOD, Penmanship. EMMA WILLIAMS THORNTON, Secretary to President. VARA LOUISE HERRING, College Treasurer. ROSA VEACH, Resident Trained Nurse. Dr. WILLIS ALSTON, College Physician. Our Purpose We have long seen what we beheve to be the desira- bihty of a Business College for Women. In our work such an institution has for several years appeared to be a necessity. We have for many years striven very earnestly to thoroughly equip young women who have been students in our Business Department for successful work in the business world. Doing this work in combination with that of our Literary Department, it has been a very difficult matter to make a success of it. Many of our pupils have gone out without adequate preparation, because, attempting too much work, they have slighted a part of it. To do our best work we have for years had a grow- ing conviction that we must have a well-equipped Business College, the work of which would be entirely separate from that of the Literary, Musical, Science and Art Departments. Women are seeking remunerative employment, and there is a demand for their services. Thousands of them are going out without preparation, thousands more with preparation so inadequate that failure is al- most a certainty. There is much in the way of prep- aration that is necessary to women that men do not need, instruction and training that is not given in the average business college which claims to be for both sexes but is really intended primarily for men. This fact is not always recognized, but it is, nevertheless, a fact. All the efforts of this institution will be directed to- ward the work of equipping women for success in the business world. A close study will be constantly made Littleton Business College. y of their needs, and their relation to business circles, and earnest efforts will be made to fit them for the special tasks that are now coming to them in the great industrial and commercial circles of the country. There is undoubtedly an open field for a school of this kind, a school that will haz'e a special zvork to do and in many respects a peculiar task to perform. The commercial world is bidding for women, and in most instances without re;?;ard to their future, the one object being to get the work done and with as much economy as possible. The worker has her in- terests to conserve, and needs to be well equipped. We believe that women can best secure this preparation in a school that is for their own sex exclusively. Woman's Sphere It is very probably true that nine-tenths of the young women who go to business colleges to get preparation as accountants, bookkeepers, stenographers, etc., will, in a few years, marry and become the keepers of our homes. This is as it should be. Therefore, this great fact should never be lost sight of in a woman's prepara- tion for the work she intends doing in the near future. The fact that by creation she was designed for, and by nature peculiarly fitted to be, the queen of the home, should, in the work of her preparation in school, stand out above everything else and be constantly kept be- fore the teacher. Our Location The school is located in Warren County, immedi- ately on the Seaboard Air Line Railroad, which forms the northern boundary of its large and beautifully shaded campus. We have six daily passenger trains, which, with 8 Littleton Business College is' their connections, make the school comparatively easy of access from any point within a thousand miles of us. Littleton is a health resort, and the health record of Littleton College is a remarkable one. During the 24 years of the existence of this institution there has been only one death among the pupils. During the last scholastic year, with a matriculation of nearly 250 pupils and more than 250 people in the building, the cost of a physician's services was less than ten cents per pupil for the entire year. The School's Relation to Littleton College The pupils of the Littleton Business College for Wo- men will live in the Residence Building of Littleton Female College, having the same protection and social advantages as pupils who take the literary courses, those in the two schools often rooming together. The business college pupils will also have the use of the Littleton College Library and Gymnasium, and those so desiring can take physical culture under the regular Littleton College instructor. This relationship will be of immense advantage to the Business College pupils. This advantage will be read- ily seen and easily recognized by an)^ thoughtful per- son who is at all familiar with the great temptations which beset young women in the city business colleges and the risks they take in our large cities while they are yet unprepared to resist the allurements of a cold and heartless world. An Explanation The Littleton Business College is not a new school, but is the enlargement of the Business Department of Littleton College, and, based on the work that has already been done, and the experience acquired, we shall conduct a Business College with the same courses MRS. LIF)A n. RHODES. Littleton Business College. 9 of study and the same standard and methods of work that will be found in the city business colleges. This places the school upon the foundation of an experience of 24 years of successful educational work, during which time the President and founder has made a close and careful study of the needs of young women. Our Courses of Study These are divided into three departments — Commer- cial, Shorthand, and English. In these three departments we have endeavored to include everything that is usually taught in any busi- ness college, with the purpose of thoroughly fitting our pupils for a successful career in whatever work they may undertake in the business world. We aim at nothing less than the best Our v/ork of which young women are capable, Standard and, as we have in past years done, we shall in future endeavor to do our best for the pupils who come to us. Pupils completing the three courses of Diplomas study or being adjudged proficient in English and completing the Commercial and Shorthand courses, will be awarded a diploma. Pupils completing either the Commercial Certificates or Shorthand course will be awarded a Certificate of Proficiency in that course. It is much better to complete both courses, though a pupil may take either without the other. Commercial Course In this department instruction is given in Book- keeping (both double and single entry), Arithmetic, Penmanship, Spelling, Commercial Law, Business Correspondence, Business Ethics, and Rapid Calcula- tion. 10 Littleton Business College. We piirpose in this department to teach students the theory of bookkeeping in its most practical form, and then by actual practice familiarize them with the work they will be expected to do in a business office. Pu- pils not proficient in Arithmetic will be expected to take it in the English Department. With the exception of the Bible and Business dictionary, there is no book published Arithmetic that is of so much importance to a busi- ness student as arithmjetic, and no study on which one's success is so dependent. It teaches accuracy and precision, and is, perhaps, the most po- tent factor in the whole business course in the develop- ment of these qualities in a student which insure success. A pupil cannot put too much stress on Arith- metic. Without it success in the business world is an impossibility. One who hopes to be successful as an Penmanship accountant or bookkeeper in a business office must write a good hand. We teach a plain, rapid system, and advise all pupils to give special attention to penmanship. Shorthand Department In this department we teach Stenography and Type- writing, Business Correspondence, Punctuation, Capi- talization. McKee's New Standard System of Short- hand is taught. Stenography is a scientific system of brief writing. A practical acquaintance with the art of Shorthand writ- ing is highly favorable to the improvement of the mind, invigorating all its faculties and drawing forth all its resources. No one can study it without realizing the benefits which come to every active mind from the contemplation and mastery of that which is rational, true and beautiful. Littleton Business College. ii The best system of Stenography is one in which the characters are easily formed, written in regular order, legible and capable of being written at a high rate of speed. McKee's New Standard, the system used in this department, meets these requirements. The New Standard is superior, we think, to all other systems in the cardinal principles of simplicity, legibility and rap- idity. An average speed of one hundred words per minute on new matter correctly written is required in short- hand, and an average of thirty-five words per minute from dictation and twenty-five per minute in transcrib- ing is required on the typewriter. Certificates for the completion of Stenography and Typewriting will be given to those who stand the re- quired examinations satisfactorily. Pupils not proficient in English Gramm.ar and Com- position will be required to take these studies, includ- ing punctuation, capitalization, etc., in the English Department, in addition to the work indicated above. What we have said regarding Arithmetic English in the Business Department is true of English in this department. It is perfect folly for one to expect to make a successful stenogra- pher without a good knowledge of English. Instruction is given in this department in English Composition, including the structure of sentences, punc- tuation and capitalization, English Grammar, Arith- metic, Penmanship, and Spelling. This departmcCnt becomes a necessity in a business college because so many pupils wish to take a busi- ness course who are not proficient in English. Pupils who are deficient in these studies are advised to take and complete them if possible before taking up either the Shorthand or Commercial Course. Where this 12 Littleton Business College. cannot be done, special stress miust be placed on the studies of the English Department until the student is adjudged to be proficient in these studies. Charges Per Month Board, including laundry, heat and lights, $7.00 to $10.00 Stenography and Typewriting 4.00 Bookkeeping 3.00 Business English and Arithmetic 3.00 Services of nurse and use of Library i.oo Use of text-books .50 Pupils will not pay all of the above-named charges unless they take all of the above-named courses. They will pay for board, services of nurse and use of text- books ; in addition to this they will pay for instruction in any one or more of the three courses mentioned. The charge for the use of text-books will be the same whether the pupil takes one or more courses. We do not advise, as a rule, the taking of all three of these courses at the same time. If a pupil should be defi- cient in English, it is better for her to take this course before attempting the other two. In this case she would pay for board, services of nurse, use of Library and text-books, and in addition $3.00 per month for instruction in business English. Our Regulations Our Business College pupils live in the same home and are subject to the same regulations and discipline as are those taking the literary and other courses in Littleton College. For many years great stress has been jl^g placed by us on our home life. Our Home Life school-home is like one great family. The family life of the Christian home is kept up as far as possible. Littleton Business College. 13 This has already proven itself to be a very potent factor in the development of the pupils of Littleton College, hundreds of whom have gone out as strong and useful women, and cannot be less important to young women who wish to prepare themselves for a successful career in the business world than to those who are taking literary studies. We regard character building as the Character greatest work we are doing. In fitting Building young women for future usefulness, nothing can be of more importance. Surely in the business world, strength, steadiness, self- confidence, reliability, integrity are a necessity. We regard these as a part of the assets of every young woman who goes out from our college home, and ex- pect every one of our Business College pup 'Is to make special efforts to acquire them. Our methods will be the same as those of other business colleges, and we shall strive to excel them if possible in thoroughness of work. We shall earnestly endeavor to do the same quality of work in the Busi- ness College that has won such notable distinction for Littleton College. Deportment We place great stress upon the importance of lady- like deportment at all times and under all circumstances, in the college and out of it. The scholarship of a pupil is alv/ays at a discount if her deportment is not good. She must have real character and be a lady as well as a scholar. While deportment is not, in the strictest sense, a part of scholarship, we so consider it. We, therefore, place the deportment grade in our reports with the recitation grades, and in the final average bring it in as a part of the scholarship grade. We do this because we believe it is right and because we think 14 Littleton Business College. ladylike deportment is even more to be desired than the best scholarship without it. Industrial Department Information concerning this will be given on appli- cation. Uniform It is our purpose and desire to discourage at all times any tendency toward display in dress. We wish our pupils to dress neat and plain, and experience has taught us that a uniform is economical from several points of view in school life and work. The uniforms adopted at the Littleton Business College are as follows : No. I. — Fall, Winter and Spring. Untrimmed, dark navy-blue woolen skirt and waist of white lawn, pique, any other plain cotton fabric, or linen. (The collar may be of white linen, of goods like waist, of white, black or navy-blue ribbon. Fancy- colored ties and ribbons are not a part of the uni- form. ) No. 2. — Commencement. White India or Persian lawn, trimmed with tucks and ruffles of same, with white ribbon collar and belt ; or plain shirt-waist suit of white pique, duck, lawn, or linen. (Sashes and streamers do not belong to the uniform.) All pupils need Uniform No. i at the beginning of the school year in September, this beins;- the dress used for church and street wear throuR-hout the entire year. The Com(mencement Uniform is not really necessary in the fall, although those who have it usually enjoy wear- ing it to public exercises in the chapel during the year. Some pupils come expecting;- to wear the uniforms to school. They are not school dresses, and are worn only Littleton Business College. 15 to church, concerts, shopping, visiting, and on all pub- lic occasions. School dresses should be simple, neat and comfortable, such as the pupil would wear ordi- narily at her home or to school. THE COLIvEGE CAP is the uniform head-dress for both winter and summer. It is of navy-blue flannel, and may be bought in the college for $1.35. UNIFORM WRAPS. We have no uniform wrap, but the majority of the pupils wear navy-blue or black wraps ; shades of tan, brown and gray are not objectionable, but conspicuous shades of red, green, etc., are not acceptable. General Instructions 1. It is our purpose and desire to guard against all influences that would be objectionable in any private Christian home. Officers, teachers and pupils alike exert themselves to maintain a pure, wholesome at- mosphere in our home. 2. Pupils are required to take out-door exercise by daily walks in com.pany with the teachers, but, when the weather is unfit for this, calisthenics and exercises in physical culture are given in the gymnasium, under the supervision of the teacher of physical culture. No brain work is allowed during the "walking hour," but this must be recognized by all as a time for recreation. 3. We have found it not to the interest of pupils to visit their homes frequently during the session. They are not permitted, as a rule, to spend a night or take meals outside of the college. 4. When puppils are expecting to have gentlemen friends call, as they may be passing through town, it will be necessary for us to have written instructions from parents or guardians as to this, so that there may be no embarrassment concerning it. i6 Littleton Business College. 5. When it becomes necessary or advisable for a pupil to leave the college for any reason, parents or guardians are requested to send us, in advance, written instructions concerning her leaving. 6. Pupils are allowed to do shopping in the town once a month, in company with the teacher who is on duty. 7. Each pupil, teacher and officer boarding in the Business College will furnish one pair of sheets (2 by 21-2 yards), one white counterpane or bed-spread (same size), one pair of pillow-cases ( 18 by 32 inches), one pair of blankets or a heavy quilt, laundry bag, four to six towels, four to six table napkins, and a spoon and cup or glass for her room. (Each bed is furnished with pillows and one blanket by the college.) 8. Every article of clothing, including bed-clothing, should be marked distinctly with the owner's name. Garments to be laundered should be marked in such places as will be conspicuous when folded, where this is practicable. 9. There will be a charge of ten cents per meal for all meals sent to bed-rooms. 10. Each pupil should have one heavy and one light wrap, broad and thick-soled shoes, overshoes or san- dals, and umbrella. It frequently costs many times the worth of these things to be without them. 11. Letters and packages should invaribly be ad- dressed in care of Littleton Business College. Pack- ages sent by express should be prepaid. 12. Our grounds are strictly private, and are reserved for the use and recreation of the inmates of the college- home exclusively. 13. In addition to general deportment and character, the care of their rooms, desks and books is taken into consideration when grading pupils on deportment. Littleton Bfisiness College. 17 14. None but safety matches are allowed to be used in the building; therefore, pupils and teachers are re- quested to bring no matches, as they can be purchased here. 15. Dentistry and dressmaking, if possible, should be attended to before the pupil leaves home, thus avoiding interruption in regular school work. 16. All inmates of the college recognize and welcome Sunday as a day of quiet, rest and meditation ; visitors are not, therefore, received on the Sabbath, as a rule. 17. Patrons will please write for desired information concerning any matter. Schedule of Work MORNING. 6 Rising Bell. 7 Notice Bell. 7 130-8 Breakfast. 8-9:00. .Caring for Rooms, Preparation for School, etc. 9-9 130 Chapel Service. 9 :30-i Class Recitations. I- 1 .-30 Dinner. afT:e:rnoon. 2-3 130 Class Rec'tations. 3 130-3 145 Section Meetings, Distribution of Mail and Preparation for Walk. 3 45-4 130 Recreation and Walking Hour. 5 130-6 Evening Pra3^er. 6-6 130 Supper. EVENING. 6 •■30-7 ^30 • • .Current Events and Social Hour. 7 130-9 130 Study Hour. 10 Retirine Bell.